Stories by Jacqui Castle

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Jacqui is a freelance journalist, writer and editor dwelling in Fairview, N.C. In her spare time she will often be spotted with her son and daughter, exploring everything this region has to offer.

Follow Jacqui on Twitter at @writesasheville.

Falconry

Bird Watching & Hawk Migration in the Fall Season

Hawks Soar Over Asheville in Annual Migration Fall is a favorite time here in Western North Carolina, when the cooling weather provides ideal conditions for exploring all that this area has to offer. The changing leaves along the Blue Ridge Parkway present a feast for the eyes, and the migration sightings can provide memories to last a lifetime, particularly for hawk enthusiasts. Each year in the

Wake Foot Sanctuary

Spa Experiences with an Asheville Twist

Salt caves, foot spas and yoga tours, oh my! When we're on vacation, many of us crave experiencing something out of the ordinary—an activity that stands apart from the monotony of everyday life. Well, prepare to be beguiled—and reap the benefits! Asheville, North Carolina’s reputation as a destination for health and wellness dates back to the 1800s. Flash forward to a modern

Couple Dancing at Drum Circle

Where to Dance in Asheville

Asheville’s Vibrant Dance Scene Has Something for Everyone You can dance if you want to, and finding a location for releasing your inner performer will be a breeze when visiting the vibrant and eclectic city of Asheville. This Blue Ridge Mountain valley is overflowing with great music , and whether you long to join in on the spirit thumping beats of the drum circle, spin your partner with

Chimney Rock Park in Fall

Winding Trails, Wildlife and Waterfalls

Family-Friendly Fun at Chimney Rock State Park The scenery at Chimney Rock State Park possesses a magnetic draw for tourists and locals alike. Over the years, artists, writers and filmmakers taken inspiration from the towering granite monolith and take-your-breath-away rock overhangs and outcroppings that are home to peregrine falcons, rare flowers and endangered species. The main attraction is

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